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bound afwhthuylkilll eveneri n avoid takoc ovecauest routes.d sanatoga, traffic is getting by but it's a slow go there and another disabled vehicle, two new problems here. this is burlington bristol bridge westbound as head into pennsylvania, a disabled vehicle here as well causing some problems, tam. >> okay, thank you, karen. well, this morning a community will come together once again later today. they'll continue to mourn and to bond over the memory of three children killed in a carjacking crash. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live in tioga where a memorial continues to grow. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tam. people have been showing support for these families in so many different ways. last night hundreds gathered here at germantown and allegheny avenues, the site of the crash which is now where
this memorial stands. you can see candles are burning, there are balloons, stuffed animals, flowers. this memorial continues to grow as families grieve the loss of these three children. >> where we live in it every moment, words cannot explain what we're going through. >> reporter: but the community wanted the victims' families to know they're not going through it alone as hundreds gathered the the site if tioga where three children lost their lives last friday. >> even though i don't know any of y'all but i love all yawl for coming out and supporting us. >> reporter: keisha williams and her three children were selling fruit for a church fundraiser on the corner of allegheny and germantown avenues when a carjacked suv lost control and struck them and their neighbor thelma brown. >> there were so many questions we have no answers to. our tears seem to never end. our hearts are completely broken. we can't believe this is our new reality, a nightmare that just won't end. >> reporter: last night's gathering was to remember
those lost in an instand and it was a call for change within communities. >> we shouldn't have lost three young people. we can change the culture of philadelphia from one that has violence in it to one that is nonviolent. >> reporter: and we're told there's going to be another gathering this evening here at germantown and allegheny avenues. as for the children's funerals, they're set to take place on monday. we're live in tioga, katherine scott, channel 6 "action news." >> thanks so much katherine. chopper 6 was over the scene where two women were stabbed in southwest philadelphia. they're hospitalized with stab wounds to the chest. police believe a third woman attacked the 19 and 21-year-old victims at 64th street and buist avenue at 10:00 last night. no word on a motive or arrests. delaware police trying to solve the mystery avenue partially clothed decomposing body. they have been unable to figure out if it was a man or a woman. a landscaper found the human remains in the woods yesterday. it was behind a bj's retailer
on the 2100 block of kirkwood highway in elsmere. >> it is 6:05 and new here at 6:00, police from maryland are helping in the search for a bank robber wantd in mercer county. the man is expected of holding up a man in baltimore county earlier this month. he handled the teller a threatening note and got away with cash. no one was physically hurt. >> if you swear you would never buy a small car because you're afraid of what would happen in a crash particularly with a big truck this news overnight will only validate your opinion. maribel aber has details of new crash test results live at the nasdaq in times square. hi, maribel. >> reporter: hi mat. lease nissan's juke and floods fiat and mazda were among the worst performers in tests. the crash test rep indicates what happens when a quarter of the car's front end hits a
rigid object at 40 miles per hour. the mini cooper country man was the only one of the 12 cars to earn a top rating in the test. meantime consumer reports magazine says toyota should recall 178,000 camry hybrids. the magazine cites a faulty brake system as the reason it wants to see a recall. so far toyota is offering to fix the brakes on models from 2007 to 2011 for free if owners respect concerned about the problem. let's talk stocks. it was a down day on wall street as news of new u.s. sanctions against russia worried investors. right now futures pointing though to a higher open. backpack sales are soaring as more workers ditch brief cases. sales among adults were up 33 percent for the 12 months ending in may. this is according to research firm the ndp group. the jump in popularity coincides with the rise of casual dress work places and back packs are increasingly popular with tech workers but matt and tam, are back packs still monogram jed is that
still a thing? >> my son has one but not monogrammed, his whole name. >> do you have monogrammed. >> no. >> some people have their shirts monogramed. >> they do. >> some people wear those -- well, we could go on. storm tracker 6 live double scan -- to be continued. there's nothing going on out there precipitation-wise. as we take a look outside we have sky 6 and there's that sun trying to get through the early cloud cover that we have been showing you on sadder light over by the shore but it's going to break through nice and strong and, well, kind of cool to start out as that sun comes up over the horizon. 62 degrees in philadelphia right now, 53 degrees in allentown. so s-it is a chilly start across the region. 54 in reading, 54 in lancaster, 58 in trenton and a pair of 64's along the boardwalks in atlantic city and down the coast in sea isle city. as we take a look at satellite and radar, well, there's some rain out to the west of us but that will fall apart and miss us to the north. you'll need sunglasses heading up and down 95 and the turnpike today. maybe this afternoon there
will be a few more clouds around. we'll transition to a partly sunny and maybe a clouds and sun mix. overall we'll call it partly sunny in allentown and pleasant conditions, a high of 78 and low humidity up in the lehigh valley. it also looks like a good one down at the beach. might be a little bit cool in the water. still looking at ocean water temperatures in the mid 60's. 73 on the beach by noon and 76 by 3 o'clock. not bad. nice enough on the beach. and 82 in philadelphia, partly sunny and pleasant with low humidity and light winds. here's how the temperatures are going to climb today. sunshine and 67 by 8:00 a.m. 75 by 11:00 a.m. 80 by 2 o'clock and then 82 around 3:00 p.m. before we supplied back to 79 degrees by 5 o'clock. tomorrow it will be a bit warmer because we'll still have a fob off to our north encouraging a westerly or perhaps slightly southwesterly flow. might feel a little more humid but i think it will be fairly comfortable. seasonable high tomorrow up in the mid 80's and then we will see those temperatures and the humidity rise a little bit more as we head toward the friday afternoon period.
82 degrees partly sunny and nice today and then tomorrow fairly nice and warm, a high of 85 degrees. cool drink wouldn't be a bad idea but not bad. then friday that's when the warmth and humidity begin to combine to make it feel more sticky. we'll see a high of 87 and late in the day or night there could be a couple spotty thunderstorms. maybe keep an umbrella as you're heading outer friday night. on saturday looks like an area of low pressure is going to be to our north. it will provide a period of morning rain, okay. but we expect some drying during the afternoon, a high of 80 and there could be a pop-up thunderstorm or two in the afternoon on saturday but the morning now appears to be the focus of precipitation. on sunday humid with a thunderstorm, a high of 84. again it's kind of spotty stuff. and then very warm and humid on monday, a high of 89 degrees and a couple of more thunderstorms possible. still looks sticky and unsettled on tuesday, too. i said 89, it's 86 on monday and 89 on tuesday. does look like the middle of next week the humidity sags a little bit and we get back teniasesser weather, okay.
>> okay. >> 90's are knocking. >> i know. 6:10 now. students stranded. main break that crippled a college campus in california. >> it pays to pump iron. learn how to shape up your body and your bank account at the same time. karen. >> 422 looking pretty good eastbound approaching the pennsylvania turnpike. we've got a new problem in north philadelphia. we're going to talk about that and have an update on the backlog on the schuylkill coming up. >> okay, karen. also the two phillies players who may be the most tradeable players on the team show other teams why they hold a lot of value. highlights later in sports. >> ♪ re yg to t gngs ookopnut ad cre.
n51rewn's.enn e 5957n brow56 i w jersey matt. >> thank you karen. this is how a water main break near the campus of ucla looked when it first erupted yesterday. at its height the geyser shot some 30 feet in the air at a rate of 75,000 gallons of water per minute. the torrent from sunset boulevard flooded bruins field and basketball arena. firefighters had to rescue several people from underground parking garages. >> we actual had somebody who was in the water, they got swept off their feet and with a current that was pushing them they got trapped under their car. >> firefighters will warned people to stay away but still some chose to frolic in the flood. the water stopped gushing more than four hours later. officials had to shut off the water valves slowly to prevent further damage. apple's mac book pro gets a makeover. abc's devon dwyer tells us about it. apple laptops getting a
freshen up. the all new mac book pro models will see a minor speed boost. 15-inch getting more space ram. 13-inch dropping slightly in price. twitter stocks soaring adding nearly $7 billion in market value just yesterday. researchers at stanford say they've discovered a holy grail of batter. their invention a pure lithium battery that can last longer four times longer than regular batteries. this could be the ultimate motivation to start exercising. later this morning "good morning america" investigates the app that gets you in shape and pays you. and yelp just got a little more use are friendly. the consumer review web site is adding a video feature to its iphone app getting users a three to 122nd ambient taste of the businesses they're considering. those are your tech bites. >> a sobering solution. >> if you're sick of the lines at airport security and you
think you know how to get them moving we'll tell you how you can get paid for your idea. it's got to be a good one, though, david. >> i guess so much lynn in blackwood new jersey my twitter follower says 58 beautiful degrees, that's what she calls it, it is cool and comfortable out there. maybe you're headed to the golf course later on, hm, you got the day off, going to take a half day, matt is over there like yeah, 10:00 a.m. 73. if you got tee time this afternoon 82 degrees. that is your high at 3 o'clock. we'll get you through the day and get you to the airport coming up next. >> when you head to that golf course or anywhere else you never have to be without "action news." this new 6abc.com goes where you go its a smart design. it changes to fit the layout of any device you're using whether it's your iphone or a tablet. so, check it out by visiting 6abc.com. you can take it anywhere that you
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at the airport. the agency is offering up to $15,000 for the best ideas to get the lines moving. submissions have to take into account flight schedules, peak travel hours and tsa staff schedules so, you know, it's a lot of work. head to my facebook page and submit your idea if you have lots of time on your hands. >> yeah. >> maybe the tsa should do it. >> hopefully somebody will come up with something, that's all i've got to say. let's take you outside. we have a problem on 422 westbound past trooper road. yet another disabled vehicle. this one is on the shoulder. you could see they're out there, looks like they're trying to fix a tire out there. penndot on the scene helping this guy out. watch for this mostly off to the side right now. they do have the cones out there so 422 westbound past trooper another disabled vehicle burlington bristol bridge westbound partially restricting traffic as you head into pennsylvania so look for that. mass transit's on time, dave. >> that's good news, karen. we have real cool temperatures as we have been saying this morning. some suburbs in the 50's. philadelphia low 60's. by 9:00 a.m. we expect to be up to about 70 and it is going to be a warm afternoon.
77 by noon. winds very light today. humidity is going to be on the low side so that's good and 77 by 6 o'clock. sunscreen important today as we have a fair amount of sun breaking through the clouds as we go through the day. few more clouds building as day goes on. at the airport all green a airplanes. that means no major delays at any of our most frequent traveled destinations. clear failure headed out of town maybe on a really nice vacation, tam. >> that would be nice. thank you david. new here in health check at 6:00 a.m. a new study confirms what you might have suspected. years of heavy drinking can mean some memory problems for you later in life. researchers track the health of 6500 middle aged americans for 20 years. 16 percent admited to having a drinking problem at some point and that group was far more likely to show memory problems on word recall tests in their later years. >> the eagles resume training camp this morning. they had their first day off from practice yesterday. cole hamels struck out eight mets and scattered six hits in the phillies six to nothing
shutout in flushing, new york. grady sizemore smacked his first home run in a phillies uniform in the fourth inning. the big blow came from chase utley. in the seventh inning bases loaded, baby, utley's fifth career grand slam. tonight. how long will cole hamels be a philly? trading deadline tomorrow. >> 6:23. next up, how a stowaway ended up on a military flight. >> a dangerous mosquito borne virus from the caribbean has infectded what can i get you?
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>> ♪ >> breaking now on "action news," israeli troops shell a >> breaking now on "action shelter. new information is just coming in on the refugees caught in the crossfire. >> on the health front two new warnings that could impact how you choose to spend your summer vacation. >> waking up to another cool morning but accuweather is tracking changes to the forecast. >> let's find out more about that as we hit 6:30 here on this wednesday july 30th. we'll head to david murphy. he's keeping his eyes on accuweather and karen rogers has been busy.
a lot going on with traffic this morning. good morning to both of you. >> cool and comfortable tam, matt and karen. just a gorgeous morning. the sun is up over the horizon. a little bit of cloud cover over to the east but very thin. satellite and radar shows you the next band of clouds is really out to the west and those clouds and the related showers are going to kind of fall apart from we get here. i expect another day where we'll see the development of some afternoon cumulus clouds. it actually got pretty thick yesterday. ly over all we'll call it partly sunny this afternoon. a cool start again, 62 in philadelphia, similar to yesterday. some spots like allentown reading and lancaster maybe a degree or two cooler. the record low is 58 this morning by the way in philadelphia so in that territory but probably not hitting it. 59 in trenton, 58 in wilmington, 63 down at the shore. and as we roll through the day 70 by 9 o'clock. it is going to get warm. seventy seven by noon and 82 by 3 o'clock. that's your high. but with light wind and low humidity a pretty nice day overall am i want to remind you it is a day for sunscreen. we'll have enough sunshine and
the sun angle is high enough in august -- listen to me, late july, obviously sunburn would be an issue dam be careful of that. when we step inside we're looking at the return of some higher humidity as we head toward the end of the week and maybe some thunderstorms. i'll have details coming up in that seven day. >> all right, dave. the big traffic problem of the morning was on the schuylkill expressway eastbound with an accident involving an overturned vehicle that blocked all lanes for awhile approaching the conshohocken curve. now we're looking lie at the schuylkill and you could see it's still stop and go from the blue route to the curve but all lanes back opened eastbound on the schuylkill expressway. just expect some slow traffic there. on the pennsylvania turnpike eastbound past norristown we've got this accident, it is off to the shoulder but watch for that as you're headed out as well as a water main break new this morning. this is springfield township montgomery county on bethlehem pike and wissahickon avenue. meanwhile we've had few disabled vehicles out there and this one still causing problems. it's on the burlington bristol bridge. it's westbound as you're heading into pennsylvania you want to watch for it. it's partially restricting traffic right there. meanwhile we'll look live
outside in new jersey, not looking bad just yet. this is 42 northbound traffic at creek road. a little building volume northbound but no big delay that's its for sure, matt. >> thanks camp let's begin with breaking flues other middle east conflict. missile strikes from israeli tanks smashed into a united nations school in gaza. at least 15 people are dead. the building was being used as a shelter for refugees in gaza. hundreds of palestinians were using to it hide from the intense fighting. at least 90 people were injured. let's take a live picture from gaza city right now. you can still see some smoke rising there. this is a war zone, has been for about three weeks now. the israeli military has not commented on the tank strike on that school. it comes one day after israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault since the crisis began three weeks ago. a gunman who opened fire on a car in camden and a pregnant woman was inside. the action cam found a heavy police presence along browning
street near pershing street. the driver and the expectant mother inside the car were not hit. the car carrying the shooter fled the scene. the pregnant woman was shaken up but not hurt. >> there are two health warnings that official want you to be aware of. "action news" reporter erin o'hearn is lie at the big board. she's got more on these dangers, good morning, erin. >> reporter: good morning tam. we're in the height of the summer season and it is certainly easy to get caught up in enjoying the nice weather at the beach lake or pool but health officials say you need to be vigilant in protecting ourselves from two summer culprits. the first mosquitos. there have been 25 new cases of the chikungunya virus throughout new jersey including two in gloucester county and one in burlington county. all of the people infected have recently traveled to the caribbean. the virus which is spread by the asian tiger mosquito is not life-threatening but can be debilitating. causes fever headache and
joint pain. in fact the african word chikungunya means contorted or hunched over from pain. mosquito control experts are setting up mosquito traps throughout new jersey as a preventive measure. >> we're coming back with the disease and if a mosquito bites them while they're sick then potentially they can carry that virus to other people. >> reporter: experts say it is important to use bug spray and monitor your backyards by eliminating all standing water which attracts mosquitos. on the to the danger of sun exposure. health officials are also warning about the dramatic increase in deadly melanoma cases. there has been a 200 percent jump since 1973. now there is a new urgent call to action from america's top doctor, the acting surgeon general warning people of all skin types to avoid all forms of tanning, indoor and outdoor. he says there is no such thing as a good tan and sun exposure is especially dangerous for children.
a blistering sunburn in childhood more than doubles the chance of melanoma later in life. the acting surgeon general who is also a dermatologist says you should be using 1 ounce of can't sunscreen year two hours. a family of 24 spending a day at the pool should go through an entire 12-ounce container of lotion so keep reapplying throughout the day. >> i need to use a lot more and i think a lot of people will appreciate knowing that. thank you erin. local bikers will hold a vigil honoring the memory of three children killed in in wild carjacking. hundreds turned tout offer words of comfort and pleas for peace. relatives of the victims thanked the community for prayers and support and shared some of what they have been going through. >> where we live in it every moment, words cannot explain what we're going through. >> police say cornelius crawford and jonathan rosa are the men responsible accused of carjacking a woman and
assaulting her before plowing her car into a family selling fruit on allegheny avenue. >> time is now 6:36. a funeral is scheduled tonight for the caseworker who was killed during last week's hospital shooting in delaware county. theresa hunt was gunned down inside mercy fitzgerald's wellness center in darby borough. police say richard plotts a patient opened fire during a visit on thursday. dr. lee silverman who was armed with his own weapon fired back at plotts. plotts who is still hospitalized was arraigned on a number of charges saturday night. services for hunter, the caseworker, will be held at john stretch funeral home in havertown. she will be buried in new york state. a former police officer in chester county will be sentenced today for stealing from his department. gerald pawling was convicted of theft while working for coatesville police. prosecutors say he stole money from the evidence room, the police athletic league and from fellow officers. the thefts totaled more than $60,000. >> time now to talk about accuweather and i could talk about this all day.
those temperatures are great. >> yeah, nice and comfortable this morning and getting a little warm this afternoon but with low humidity i think we can get into it just a bit. >> storm tracker 6 live double scan we show no precipitation. as we take a look outside we've got sunshine up over the horizon over the platt bridge in south philadelphia. and everything looking bright. you'll need your sunglasses this morning. and well you don't exactly need a coat but you could probably unroll the window stick your elbow out and feel pretty good. 61 degrees barbara in cape may new jersey reporting that cool number. in some areas you have temperatures down in the 50's. now n-philadelphia the official number is 62. up in allentown, we have been sitting on or about 53 or 54 for the last couple of hours. your dewpoint continues to drop well below in 60-degree cutoff for humid air and the winds are out of the north at 5 miles per hour. light this morning. but feeling kind of comfortable when they do kick up. there you see a lack of cloud cover any significant clouds anyway excuse me on satellite. there's a little bit of a line of showers out to the west that will break apart and miss
us and later in the day we will see the development of some fair weather cumulus clouds but -- excuse me. i got a little piece of dust in my throat. going for partly sunny skies. 75 by 11 o'clock. 80 by 2 o'clock and our high of 82 will strike after 3 o'clock before we dip back down to 79 at 5 o'clock. your high temperatures, we got 70's up in allentown and reading, 80 in trenton. down the shore mid 70's right along the water as we are going to be influenced by that cool moderating influence of the ocean. and then it gets a bit warmer on thursday. that's because we've got a frontal boundary that will continue to encourage basically a westerly flow. it may ablittle bit more humid tomorrow but i still think it's going to be fairly comfortable. we will add a couple degrees to the high temperature though. and to the tropics i have to point out this little area of precipitation that is continuing to develop out in the atlantic. this has about a 70 percent chance of developing into tropical storm bertha. it's still a long way away from us.
that's the leeward islands, there's puerto rico, dominican republic, that's cuba and florida way over there off some of your screens in fact if you're watching in four by three but in any event we are keeping an eye on that. bertha possibly forming over the next day or so. your seven-day forecast partly sunny and nice today, 82 degrees is your forecast high. nice and warm on thursday with a high of 85. 87 on friday, warm and humid there. and there is the chance of a shower or a thunderstorm here or there late in the day. on saturday, it now looks like we are going to get some morning rain and hopeful that tapers off in the afternoon. in the afternoon a high of 80 probably only a spotty thunderstorm or two. and then own sunday 84, humid and a couple of more spotty storms possible. other than that, saturday morning period i don't think any of the rest of the weekend is a washout but, you know, are you unsettled. we probably stay humid ann little bumpy monday, tuesday. pretty decent chance that the humidity goes down again around midweek. >> okay. thank you, david. >> yeah. >> it is now 6:39, almost 6:40. next up on "action news" more
stories you didn't see last night including the deadly discovery that's rocked a quiet community in central pennsylvania. >> coming and brand new at 6:thirty, see a bus driver get caught reading and swiping behind the wheel. karen. >> we're taking a look at the 30 bypass at 322. you can see that traffic eastbound pretty heavy approaching 322 to 113 starting to get slow on i-95, too. i'll take that you live next. >> and also when we come back an old boy band has a new album and they didn't even know it was coming out. the story about how this it's already sold out. it's next up on "action news." ine
raging river. we are live in l.a. with the latest on that. and then we'll also update you on the trial of the man accused of gunning down an unarmed young woman on his porch saying he feared for his life. will he take the stand in his own defense? dan abrams and nancy grace will weigh in on that one. caught on tape hair raising video capturing the horrifying moment two women realize, oh, my goodness, a freight train is coming right at them. they survived and we're going the tell you how. look at that. wow. then the guardian of the galaxy star chris pratt joining us. we alsosselyn bw arthture f rblthhe dreasdy saysere
good morning, america. breaking overnight, a massive flash flood causes chaos across an entire university campus. >> that's getting bigger and bigger. >> a major water main breaks at ucla. 10 million gallons of waters surges foo streets turning these steps into a waterfall. flooding the famous basketball arena. cars under water. the race to save americans from that fast-growing ebola outbreak. mandatory evacuations ordered for aid workers right now. new scares popping up at airports overnight as worldwide jitters spread. the alert here in america right now. the dramatic courtroom showdown in that high-profile abduction case, abigail hernandez coming face to face with the man charged with